Carson is continuing to progress well. He has been drinking his bottles so well that the nurse removed his feeding tube this morning. Now that the feeding tube as been removed, there is only one tube remaining in his nose and mouth (the oxygen line running under his nose).
Carson's neighbor in the hospital had a very rough night last night and most of the nursing staff was pulled in to help. Fortunately, Carson has been in very stable condition but this caused him to get behind on some of his pain medicine. As a result, he seemed to be hurting pretty bad this morning and it took him quite a while to get calmed back down. Once the pain meds kicked in he seemed much more comfortable.
Carson's drip lines into his IV has been reduced to 4 (from 16). There are still a couple of critical meds that we are working to ween him from.
Carson had quite the visitor list today, he got to see all of his aunts and most of his uncles as well as both sets of grandparents. We are still allowed to have 2-3 people in the room at a time and Carson enjoyed waving and smiling at everyone as they paraded through.
Tomorrow morning, Carson will get a tube and his pacemaker lines removed. These will be two of the last three sensors that are connected directly to his heart. If everything continues as planned, we are anticipating being transitioned to a step-down room either Monday or Tuesday with a potential discharge as early as Wednesday.
We can't thank all of you enough for all the prayers and well wishes that we have received.